Tuesday, July 15, 2014

what you do well


All of us have special gifts and abilities that God has given us.  It is important that we know what they are.  Most likely you have been part of a conversation, if you have been active in church, about finding out what your spiritual gifts are and using them to serve.

Since The Community Fellowship church began almost 8 years ago we have had at our core the thought that for the church to function and do things well that we need to find what our callings and gifts are, a few things, and do great with them.  That is not an easy process.

Mark 7:37  NASB
They were utterly astonished, saying, “He has done all things well; He makes even the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”

Jesus did things well.  But He could do anything.  He saw people for who they were and built in to them the potential to use the gifts God had given them.

Because we are human often our sight isn’t good or we pre judge people because of our perception, yet I believe it is the job of the church and of great leaders to call out the potential in ourselves and in others.  We have to do well what we do and expect the same of others.

If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

Know what your gifts are, and then stop doing the things that you don’t do well.  Someone else has that gift or talent.  By thinking we have to do it all we are keeping other people from serving and helping in the church and beyond. 

I have the opportunity to sit with and discuss big ideas with some great people.  In fact this week has afforded me a couple of those opportunities.  It is amazing to listen to these folks and to hear how God is working in and around their lives.  Take that a step further.  When a group of Jesus followers get together, discuss issues or opportunities, big things can happen.  Even miracles can happen.  That is why we have to do what we do very well.

The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’

What do you do well?  Think about it.  Read the Bible and what it calls gifts and great qualities.  Ask the people who know you and are around you to tell you what you do well.  Then all you have to do is do it.  Learn or improve those skills.  Now, use them to honor God and to bless others.

I challenge you and me to know what we do well and do it!

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